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WOODSTOCK, DAY TWO
Once upon a time...at Yasgur's farm (8/16a)
RAINMAKERS: THEY CONTROL THE WEATHER
This is no ordinary doorstop. (8/15a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: DOG DAYS
But things will liven up soon. (8/16a)
A PRESEASON
HITS LIST
The biz is getting its game face on. (8/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW: COMING IN
UNDER THE WIRE
More speculation over lox and bagels (8/16a)
HEAT!
Seriously, we can't take off any more clothes at the office.
DOLDRUMS!
Nothing doing.       
LUNCH!
Well, what do YOU want?      
VACATION!
Badly needed.     
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WOODSTOCK, DAY TWO
Once upon a time...at Yasgur's farm (8/16a)
RAINMAKERS: THEY CONTROL THE WEATHER
This is no ordinary doorstop. (8/15a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: DOG DAYS
But things will liven up soon. (8/16a)
A PRESEASON
HITS LIST
The biz is getting its game face on. (8/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW: COMING IN
UNDER THE WIRE
More speculation over lox and bagels (8/16a)
HEAT!
Seriously, we can't take off any more clothes at the office.
DOLDRUMS!
Nothing doing.       
LUNCH!
Well, what do YOU want?      
VACATION!
Badly needed.     
RUMOR MILL
Billie Eilish in red
8/17/19

Has the Hot 100 reign of "Old Town Road" come to an end? Going into the weekend, inside sources are suggesting the battle for #1 will be down to the wire between the Lil Nas X smash and Billie Eilish’s "bad guy."


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Rolling Stone Woodstock
8/17/19

From "Feelin' Alright" to "The Star Spangled Banner"


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
8/17/19

Taylor Swift's "Lover" debuts at #1 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart, ending Lil Tecca's two-week run at the top. Check out where Miley Cyrus, Swae Lee and Drake bowed.


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slipknot
8/16/19

Slipknot's sixth LP debuts at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 116k. Rick Ross' Port of Miami 2 (Epic) and Trippie Redd's ! (TenThousand) follow with #2 and #3 bows, respectively.

...Full Chart here

taylorlover
8/16/19

On the day she released the title track for her upcoming album Lover (Republic), Taylor Swift also dropped the tracklist for the entire set. The Dixie Chicks are featured in a song on the 18-track LP.


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Hard Knocks Derek Carr
8/16/19

Things are about to get extremely interesting across the biz, with wagers being made on Taylor’s first-week number, Pittman and Ek calling plays in a radio-streaming showdown, a massive gun-control benefit concert in a football stadium possibly taking shape, and Jay-Z in détente mode with the NFL.

…Go to HITS List

pittmanek
8/16/19

Media moguls disagree on data, as Spotify's Daniel Ek refuted Bob Pittman's statement on an earnings call where the iHeartMedia boss claimed "73% of Spotify's listening comes from just 3% of their audience." According to iHeart...


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Webp.net-gifmaker (9)
8/16/19

Taylor Swift’s latest single, the title track from her upcoming Republic album, Lover, goes straight to #1 on iTunes, followed by a new song from RCA's Miley Cyrus. The covers of the two tracks provide quite a study in contrasts.


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Jay-z-pic
8/16/19

In a shocker, the NFL is partnering with Jay-Z and Roc Nation on social-justice initiatives and the Super Bowl halftime show. TMZ is now reporting Jay-Z's long game.


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chrisbrownshawn
8/16/19

Shawn Mendes surpasses himself at T40 while Chris Brown's Drake collab, "No Guidance," trumps Drake to return to the top at Rhythm.


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Woodstock NY Daily News 8-16-69
8/16/19

The masses had gathered, and the music continued on a Saturday that stretched deep into Sunday morning.


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Paterno, McCulloch, King
8/16/19

Another profile from our special issue on Music's Hottest Law Firms.


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normaninmf
8/16/19

Keep Cool/RCA's Normani graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of her new single, "Motivation." Also, new cuts from Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Swae Lee & Drake, Quality Control...


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music law gavel
8/16/19

Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Pandora on 8/14 filed their collective appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB)'s mechanical rate...


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grammy chew midsize
8/16/19

With the Grammy eligibility deadline coming on 8/31, the last major releases due to drop under the wire include a handful of potential nominees. Let’s take a look at the contenders.


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ambulance
8/16/19

Should people who know nothing about music be deciding copyright infringement cases worth millions of dollars? Asking for a friend.


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SLIPKNOT   WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND
8/16/19

Metal giants Slipknot have ended Ed Sheeran’s reign atop the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. It’s the first time in four years a metal album has been #1.


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sleeping dog
8/16/19

In a down week overall on our Song Revenue Chart, “Old Town Road” experienced the second-biggest drop-off in the Top 50 at -17%. While the Lil Nas X game-changer held onto #1 with $174k, Ariana Grande & Social House’s “boyfriend” came within $5k of that figure in its first week to take #2. Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” moved #4-3 with $164.7k, a 4% uptick, as red-hot Republic had five of the Top 10 earners.

...Go to chart

vacation
8/16/19

The station wagon is loaded and we’re following in the footsteps of the Griswolds to see the second-largest ball of twine on the face of the earth. While we’re trying to figure how to get back to the interstate, check out this week’s High 5.


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Woodstock poster
8/15/19

The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair began on Aug. 15, 1969. Here’s what went down onstage during the course of that rain-soaked, history-making day.


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Featured Video
Brittany Howard, "He Loves Me" (Official Live Session)
The erstwhile Alabama Shakes frontwoman offers a blast of soulful, spiritual beauty in this live session ahead of her ATO solo bow, Jaime (due 9/20), and just before the launch of her tour. We've been missing this essential voice, and couldn't be happier that Brittany's back.
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“Talk” is the new #1 track at urban radio @thegreatkhalid @RCARecords https://t.co/QzdOdOUrZU https://t.co/HefabNXbgo
Hear @Beyonce Roar: early look at first week numbers for The Gift #TheLionKing https://t.co/G1HBoogZ36 https://t.co/dKGRNhTsny
Top pure album sellers: @edsheeran #1, @hernameisBANKS, @BIGKRIT, @billieeilish, @BTS_twt and more in the top 10… https://t.co/yQc43qy9gw
Top 5 on this week's Hits Top 50. Details and full chart: https://t.co/Jwdm7T9Jqn https://t.co/eznw7NNHzS
.@Spotify's Global Top 10 (week ending July 18): “Señorita” #1 for a 4th week as “bad guy” earns almost 50 million… https://t.co/CtvmGGkIUn
The Lion King: The Gift leads new releases at iTunes & Apple Music @Beyonce @ColumbiaRecords #TheLionKing… https://t.co/zjs5qh3TvR
.@edsheeran earns UK’s fastest-selling album of the year https://t.co/7YukP2xZgK https://t.co/ZV0Zm8kgDT
Top songs by total activity this year: 1. Old Town Road by @LilNasX/@billyraycyrus 6 million 2. Sunflower by… https://t.co/ZoFAjLHPWi
Congrats to our winner @M_ArellanoR5! DM us to claim your copy. https://t.co/7kkXqsuUXO